With Lorena Ramírez-López's presentation last month on "Whats, Whys, and How Tos of Web Archiving," our AAPB NDSR webinar series has now concluded. However, if you want to catch up on what you missed, I'm happy to share that recordings of all our resident-hosted webinars, along with slides and other resources, are now available for … Continue reading Resident Webinar Recording Roundup
I have completed my NDSR AAPB residency at Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)! While most of my cohort will continue chugging along for another few months, I sadly have to finish up a bit early. But, I’m leaving for an exciting opportunity in the conservation department at the Denver Art Museum. I’m feeling good about the … Continue reading Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Preservation Plan
One of the new experiences I’ve had here at LPB, among the many new experiences that have accompanied moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana (I have way more opinions about gumbo now), has been working for an archive in a production environment. The primary purpose of a TV station is, believe it or not, to broadcast … Continue reading Advocating for Archives in a Production Environment
We have another resident-hosted webinar coming up in a few weeks! Intro to Data Manipulation with Python CSV (Adam Lott) Thursday, February 23 3:00 PM EST Archivists frequently inherit huge amounts of messy and disorganized data. More often than not, this data does not fit into established organizational systems, and manually reconstructing data can be … Continue reading AAPB NDSR Webinars
We have two free, resident-hosted, open-to-the-public webinars coming up in January! Challenges of Removable Media in Digital Preservation (Eddy Colloton) Thursday, January 12th, 3:00 PM ET Removable storage media could be considered the most ubiquitous of digital formats. From floppy disks to USB flash drives, these portable, inexpensive and practical devices have been relied upon … Continue reading Register for our upcoming webinars
I do not know everything. Nor does anyone else. Huge surprise, I’m sure. Lemme give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor and recompose yourself. Despite the fact that this foregone conclusion is painfully obvious, I certainly struggle with admitting it to people sometimes. Especially if the particular thingy that I … Continue reading Just Ask For Help Already!
Please feel free to check out this blog post on my personal website, eddycolloton.com 1973-1974 - Water Skiing and Snow Skiing from Eddy Colloton on Vimeo. My grandfather, James Colloton, Sr. (1926-2014), or "Papa" to my cousins and me, recorded home movies of my dad and his siblings with his 8mm film camera. Christmas mornings, … Continue reading Home Movie Day
Greetings from Day 2 of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) conference in Washington DC. This is my first time going to IASA, and I’m still not totally clear on the pronunciation of the acronym. “Eye-ah-suh” seems to be most popular but I’ve been hearing “Ee-ah-suh” too. This is likely due to … Continue reading Snapshot from the IASA Conference: Thoughts on the 2nd Day